stu·pid·i·ty /stʊˈpɪdəti, stjʊ-/
1. The quality or state of being stupid; extreme dullness of perception or understanding; insensibility; sluggishness.
2. Stupor; astonishment; stupefaction. [R.]
Past admiration strikes me, joined with fear. --Chapman.
n 1: a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience
2: a stupid mistake [syn: betise, folly, foolishness, imbecility]